Open Book Festival 2014 shares the love of food and words

Open Book Festival, in conjunction with Jade de Waal, will be hosting the first Food Jam on 20 March 2014. It's a collaboration of food and poerty... bliss!

11 MARCH 2014, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
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An exciting development for Open Book Festival 2014 is a brand new partnership with foodie, Jade de Waal. Together with her, we will be working on a number of Food Jams and experiences, all to raise funds for Westridge High School, the Open Book Library Project for 2013/14.

An exciting development for Open Book Festival 2014 is a brand new partnership with foodie, Jade de Waal. Together with her, we will be working on a number of Food Jams and experiences, all to raise funds for Westridge High School, the Open Book Library Project for 2013/14.

The first of the four events is on 20th March in Gardens, and costs R300 pp to attend.

A food jam, for those that don’t know, is a ‘social gathering in which eating food is only half the fun’. Participants are paired up, preferably with strangers, and each team is given a portion of the meal to prepare and invited to follow the recipe, although participants are usually encouraged to improvise. Once the meal is prepared, all participants get to tuck in and enjoy the fruits of their labour, usually making some good new friends along the way.

Be sure to diarise the following dates:

20 March: Poetry Food Jam featuring performance poet extraordinaire

Location: 34 Camp Street
Ticket Cost: R150
Time: 18.00

Includes: Good food, poetry, poetry auction and a pop-up shop

27th March @ 19.00 - 21.00
34 Camp Street
Cost: R150

Great food and music featuring the Mpumelelo Mnyama Quartet and a pop-up book shop

Book your place by mailing jade@foodjams.co.za. For more information about Food Jams, and the events Jade organises, click here.

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About Open Book Festival

Open Book Cape Town is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. Dates for Open Book 2013 are 7 – 11 September. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, that quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events, featuring over 100 authors.

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